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Orzo Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

A fantastic orzo pasta salad with a nice lemon vinaigrette. Easy, light, and delicious. The perfect summer side dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: orzo pasta salad, pasta salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 469kcal


  • 2 cups orzo pasta cooked
  • 3 radishes cut into small slices
  • 10 grape tomatoes quartered
  • 1/2 cup cucumber diced
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower cut small
  • 1/3 cup red onion diced small
  • 1/3 cup sweet mini peppers sliced (red, orange, and yellow, 1 each)


  • 2 Tbs Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 2 Tbs Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 Cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced (about 1 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil extra virgin


  • Cook the orzo pasta according to package directions and and put it in the refrigerator to cool. (Takes about 9 minutes to cook)
  • Wash and chop all the vegetables, cut vegetables to a uniform size.
  • Mix veggies and pasta together in a large bowl, and set aside.
  • Whisk together dressing ingredients in a bowl until emulsified
  • Pour desired amount of dressing over top, and stir well. If making ahead, reserve some dressing to refresh and rehydrate before serving.
  • Serve chilled


Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg